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Medieval manuscripts blog

About this blog

The British Library is home to world-class collections of papyri, medieval illuminated manuscripts, and early modern state papers.

Our Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Blog promotes the work of our curators, who are responsible for these items and thousands more, including ostraca, charters and seals, medieval historical and literary manuscripts, and early modern manuscripts, from Homer to the Codex Sinaiticus, from Beowulf to Chaucer, and from Magna Carta to the papers of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

This blog provides regular updates on our digitisation projects, on current research, and on our exhibition programme, as we celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015.

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